Chirlize Theron’s Andy is the oldest in Netflix’s new movie Old GuardBut how old is his character? Her backstory doesn’t seem to be pointing to any specific event that helps determine her age like her peers but there will be a mention of conscious viewers that minimizes Andy’s age.
The key to Andy’s age was said towards the end of the movie, almost so soon you won’t notice it: he is referred to in one scene as “Scythian Andromache” and the same title appears again on the “bulletin board” without credit. This is Andy’s “real” name, which means he’s from the Scythian Empire – which is really old! Scythia was an ancient empire in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, thought to have extended from the eleventh century BC to the second century BC. After doing the math, Andy is the youngest, somewhere around 1,800 years old and the oldest, he could be over 3,000 years old!
The TV show is based on that comic book, but Andy is even older: he specifically said he was 6,732 years old. The name Andromeche refers to two separate images from ancient mythology. According to Greek mythology, Androma was a Trojan princess by marriage, the wife of the Trojan prince Hector killed by the hero Achilles. According to legend, she was adopted by Napoleon, son of Achilles, as a concubine, and brought to life all the images of the Trojan War, which were believed to have taken place somewhere in the 13th or 12th century BC. Another Andromache has crossed the path, including archeological figures: a vase painting from 570 BC depicts Andromache, the queen of the Amazon, who fought with Heracles (aka Hercules).
Andy’s friends have some very specific backstory that points to their age. Joe and Nicki both became immortal at the same time, fighting during the First Crusade, which took place between 1096 and 1099. The comics spread in their backstory (and relationships) in a somewhat hilarious fashion: they were the opposite of war, killing each other, and they were both immortal when they killed each other and resurrected each time together. A member of their fourth party, Booker became immortal during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th century. Like his colleagues, his jokes have spread further in comics: he was a French soldier who died for the desert during the infamous long Russian winter. And the most immortal, blue modern-day soldier, probably in his late twenties (actress Kiki Lane is 28). Put together, these certainly put Andy as probably the oldest in the Old Guard at the age of a millennium or more.